It’s the start of wedding season and if you’ve recently gotten engaged, then you know how much work goes into planning. With endless appointments for venues, catering, music and of course—the dress, wedding planning can be a tad stressful. Having a beauty checklist for your big day can help ease some of the stress to make sure you look your best and have one less thing to worry about.
1. Keep your hair trimmed: Even if you plan on wearing an updo for your wedding day, you don’t want to risk having dry, split ends making your hair look frayed and unhealthy. Visit your salon every 6-8 weeks and get those ends trimmed. If you’re trying to grow your hair out, this will help the process along, too. Ask your stylist about hair treatments that will help your hair look its best.
2. Leave your brows to the professionals: For the next year, months or weeks, put the tweezers down and leave your brows to a trusted professional. We have all committed eyebrow mistakes and the last thing you need in your life is a little “oops” days before your wedding. Also, if you plan to try a new method of hair removal, do it weeks in advance in case it doesn’t agree with your delicate skin. No need for redness or breakouts on your big day.
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3. Keep consistent nail appointments: This one’s mainly for your own relaxation, but it’s also good to have someone professional watching out for your nails, cuticles and unwanted calluses. You don’t want to run off to your honeymoon with rough feet, right?
4. Make appointments with makeup artists for trials and samples: Your makeup is going to play a pretty big role the day of your wedding, so to avoid any mishaps, start shopping around now and ask questions about different foundations and setting sprays. Planet Beauty has some very talented makeup artists who can help you find the best fit for your budget and level of comfort. You can also trial some different looks to get an idea for what you want on your big day. Don’t be shy and ask for samples, too.
5. Take care of your skin, inside and out: This isn’t the time to get lazy with your skin. No matter how tired you might be, take good care of your skin by removing your makeup and cleansing your skin properly each night. Be diligent with your serums, eye creams and treatments. Drink plenty of water and try to limit drinks high in sugar and caffeine which can contribute to inflammation. Now is also the time to splurge a little on facials and treat your skin to some extra pampering. Don’t forget your body, too. Exfoliate and moisture for glowing, radiant skin.
Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest.